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Cafe Mondo

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State Highway One, Plimmerton | Plimmerton, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
+64 4-233 8902
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Overview
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good4%
  • Average43%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible18%
5 weeks ago
“Needs a good clean”
5 Sep 2017
“Lukewarm drinks”
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
State Highway One, Plimmerton | Plimmerton, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although there are good food choices and I love cafes in garden centres, truely the floors in this place need a good scrub and the rubbish shifted from the area where the staff sit.That look really lets the place down.More

Thank Christine M
Eloise P, Owner at Cafe Mondo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I honestly think you have the wrong cafe. Our staff don't have any rubbish-filled area where they sit - they just sit at the tables like all our customers when they take their breaks, and the floors are high quality polished concrete that we mop...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Had a chai latte which was lukewarm and very very sweet, couldn't finish it. Staff very friendly but forgot my muffin, had to ask for it and only two other tables so not busy. Muffin was nice but please do something about improving service. Seem...More

Thank Suzywongy64
Eloise P, Owner at Cafe Mondo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. Chai is often cooler as the milk is not being poured into a hot espresso shot. As it was too sweet for you, I suspect the barista used a full 30ml shot, which would have a) been sweeter and b) been...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a coffee while shopping for plants. The coffee was tasty and most importantly hot. The tables were clean and tidy and staff efficient.

1  Thank Alipa50
Eloise P, Owner at Cafe Mondo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Great to hear from you, and glad you loved your coffee! We look forward to having you stop by again soon. 😊

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Just dropped in for a coffee while we were shopping at the garden centre. Nice places to sit in the warmth of the greenhouse or indoors. The drinks were so slow and they weren't that busy, Waiting 15 minutes for a coffee and a Hot...More

Thank Murray P
Eloise P, Owner at Cafe Mondo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hi and thanks so much for your review. We are working on speeding up the delivery of our coffee. Most hot chocolates we serve are for children so we add cold water so that they don't scald their mouths. This time it was obviously for...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The refurbishment looks good but the food now needs a refurb. There wasn't a lot of nice fresh looking items in the cabinet so I ordered coffee and cake. I wasn't impressed with my cake. The coffee was ok but not as hot as it...More

Thank Alipa50
Eloise P, Owner at Cafe Mondo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review our cafe. I am sorry to hear you didn't like the cake and found the coffee not hot enough. I will certainly be working on this. We have two newspapers daily but perhaps it was left on a...More

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered a cheese scone and a coffee . Not much cheese in the scone and a sceric of butter to put on it so it tasted really bland, but it was fresh. The coffee was really nice, good strength and not woosie. Prompt service. It...More

Thank Ah62
Eloise P, Owner at Cafe Mondo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us! I will be working on the amount of cheese in those scones. I'm so glad you appreciate our coffee! We are working on making it the best cafe in Porirua so really appreciate your comments. Have a...More

Reviewed 30 September 2016

Super garden centre let down my this cafe. Been a few times and the service is shocking and the food expensive . Went in today as it has been refurbished. Apart from about eight huge thick Turkish bread sandwiches I couldn't see much else on...More

2  Thank Pat231045
Eloise P, Owner at Cafe Mondo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hi and thanks so much for taking the time to review us! I am sorry to hear you found us one of the worst Cafes you have ever been to. You must have been one of our first customers as this was our first week...More

Reviewed 29 August 2016

Returned here recently after an unfortunate experience a few months ago. Has the service improved? No. Ordered 2 coffees a toasted sandwich and quiche. The coffees and toasted sandwich were served - no quiche. After a while we were watching what appeared to have been...More

Thank 17Barb17
Eloise P, Owner at Cafe Mondo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Disappointing. We have bought the cafe (September) and hopefully you find it carrying more integrity now! All the best.

Reviewed 26 June 2016

We have visited Café Mondo twice in the past two weeks. It is sited inside the Palmers Garden Centre. It is overpriced, for what is provided. They haven't got their planning right for amount and selection of different café snacks and their coffee is appalling....More

1  Thank beanb41
Eloise P, Owner at Cafe Mondo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Yes, we agree (own the garden centre). So we bought it now and hopefully you will find it much cleaner, and appreciate our gorgeous Rich Coffee. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 16 May 2016

..... to argue with customers who know what they (customers) requested in the way of sweetener for coffees. This is the type of café who decide to put the sweetener in coffee rather than handing out sachets or tablets . Knowing this we asked which...More

Thank 17Barb17
Eloise P, Owner at Cafe Mondo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Yes, we agree with this (we own the garden centre). So we have bought it now and hopefully you will find it much friendlier and appreciate our gorgeous Rich Coffee. Hope to see you soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway One, Plimmerton | Plimmerton, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Porirua
  • Phone Number: +64 4-233 8902
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Description
Under new ownership. What could be more enjoyable and relaxing than a meal with friends in your backyard? Sit amongst our gardens and hanging baskets in our spacious courtyard or chill in a couch in our newly refurbished designer interior. We are so proud of our new, world class boutique coffee, Rich Coffee, roasted right here in Wellington by the creators of the iconic Flat White and Milk Crate in London. We look forward to being your local!
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